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Monday, July 6, 2015

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Your plans for today (July 6 2015) in Alexandria, Virginia include these events:

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07/06/15 10:36am

Beatley Library

The Alexandria Library has been selected to host Google’s Maker Camp program. The Maker Camp is a free online summer camp for kids ages 8 to 12. The camp begins Monday, July 6 and ends Friday, August 14.

Beatley Central Library will be hosting a physical campsite for the Maker Camp on:

  • Mondays: July 20, July 27, August 3, and August 10 at 3:30 PM; and
  • Thursdays: July 30, August 6, and August 13 at 7:00 PM.

During the six-week program, the Maker Camp promotes the following themes: Fantasy, Funkytown, Farmstead, Fun & Games, Flight, and Far-Out Future. No registration required.

For more information on Google’s Maker Camp, visit this link.

07/06/15 10:30am

APD badgeAs we first told you about at this link, the Alexandria Police Department (APD) will be holding a community meeting at the Charles Houston Recreation Center tonight at 7:00 PM to address community concerns regarding the homicide that occurred on July 2, 2015.

APD would like to discuss this incident and further the communication between the Police Department and the community.

07/05/15 2:54pm

Hunting Point Amenity building

The City of Alexandria Planning Commission will hold its next regular monthly public hearing on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM in City Hall Council Chambers, located at 301 King Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Docket items can be found at this link.

One of the items up for consideration is construction of a residential amenity building and surface parking spaces in the existing Hunting Point community. The proposal provides recreational and community amenities for the existing residents, while maintaining the Potomac River view currently visible from South Washington Street.

You can view the docket items for this project at this link (staff report & site plan).

(Image via City of Alexandria)

07/05/15 2:29pm
July 4 parade in Bristol, VA

Image via @Israel O’Quinn on Twitter

Alexandria, Virginia has been ranked as a top city for veterans, signs an annual covenant with local military, and has also recently adopted a military-friendly school policy. Many streets in Alexandria hang quite a lot of flags on their block.

So, why don’t we have a Fourth of July parade? Washington, D.C. has a parade but, should Alexandria? See the packed parade in Bristol, Virginia yesterday above.

What do you think about this? Discuss below.

As with all of our Sunday discussions, feel free to sound off about this topic, or any other topic you want to discuss in the comments below.

07/05/15 2:05pm

Beatley Library

During the month of August, Beatley Central Library will be hosting its first Science in the Summer program. The four-day program begins Monday, August 3 and ends on Thursday, August 6. Science in the Summer includes two different classes: Level 1 (rising 2nd and 3rd graders) and Level 2 (rising 4th to 6th graders).

Participants will learn about chemistry in this hands-on science program sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Registration for Science in the Summer is ongoing NOW and class size is limited to 15 students per class.

Participants must sign up in-person at the Youth Services Desk at Beatley Central Library, located at 5005 Duke Street in Alexandria, Virginia to reserve a spot. Participants are also required to attend all four days of the program.

Click this link for more information on Science in the Summer or contact Beatley Central Library’s Youth Services Desk at 703-746-1753.